Xiaomi’ sub-brand, Poco today announced their new first smartphone variant POCO F1 in India. India’s Xiaomi lead product Manager Jai Mani unveiled the upcoming variant in a Global event held in New Delhi on Wednesday. As per the official launch, POCO F1 is a high-end handset sporting the latest version Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and it comes with three storage variants.
The smartphone available polycarbonate back and comes with Rosso Red, Steel Blue, and Graphite Black color options. And also announced Armoured Edition of the Poco F1 with ‘real Kevlar’ at the event. Poco F1 key features are it comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of inbuilt storage highest storage variant, Sony IMX363 sensor for the rear primary camera, Xiaomi’s voice assistant features, and dual rear camera set up.
Xiaomi Poco F1 Features :
Poco F1 featured with a 6.18-inch FHD+ display which has 500nits brightness capacity, 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass protection with iPhone X-like notch on top. This smartphone powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC processor coupled with 8GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage. The internal storage expandable up to 256GB via microSD card with a dedicated slot.
Poco F1 has come with 12MP+5MP dual rear cameras at the back side of the phone. The 12MP primary rear camera offered the Sony IMX363 sensor with 1.4-micron pixel, dual-pixel autofocus features. Additionally, the 5MP secondary sensor offered depth sensor from Samsung. There is and dual LED flash too placed in the backside. In front, a 20-megapixel selfie camera with AI Beautify technology and Face Unlock feature. The smartphone also features an IR lens and infrared lighting in the display notch. Xiaomi claims the device can unlock fast (0.4 seconds) even in the dark.
Xiaomi Poco F1 ships with MIUI 9.6 out of the box based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The company promised users can upgrade to Android P soon and also MIUI 10. Under the hood, the battery fuelled with 4000mAh battery with 18W charging support and Quick Charge 3. The Poco F1 available in 64GB/128GB/256GB onboard storage and 6GB/8GB RAM options. Connectivity options include 4G+, VoLTE, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack. The fingerprint sensor placed on the backside of the phone.
Poco F1 Key Specifications :
- 6.18-inch FHD+, 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass protection
- 6GB & 8GB RAM | 64GB, 128GB & 256GB onboard storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD card
- Quad-core Snapdragon 845 SoC
- MIUI 9.6 on top based on Android 8.1 Oreo
- 12MP+5MP single rear camera, 20MP front camera sensor
- 4000mAh battery
- Connectivity: 4G+, VoLTE, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Sensors: accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor and fingerprint sensor.
Poco F1 Pros and Cons :
- Big display
- 12MP Sony IMX363 primary sensor
- Long lasting battery
- The fingerprint sensor & Face Unlock feature
- Quick Charge 3 support
- USB Type-C
- Full HD+ display
- Price little bit high (But it’s okay comparing other variants)
- No water resistant
Xiaomi Poco F1 Price :
The Poco F1 price in India starts at Rs. 20,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB onboard storage, Rs. 23,999 for the 6GB RAM/128GB onboard storage, and 8GB RAM/ 256GB inbuilt storage model costs Rs. 28,999. The Armoured Edition of the Poco F1 priced at Rs. 29,999 and this is the highest variant. The device starts sale from 12 pm IST (Indian Standard Time) on August 29 through the Flipkart and Official Mi.com.
During the time of sale, many popular companies offered launch offers to Poco F1. The telecom giant Reliance Jio offered 6TB of data with additional benefits up to Rs. 8,000, HDFC Bank announced buyers get Rs. 1000 instant cash back in the first sale through company credit and debit cards. And also a soft-case will be bundled in the box.